Another blog post, another week filled with music shows, art exhibitions, and events of all kinds taking place in and around Ottawa-Gatineau. Again, there’s no shortage of fun things happening in our capital city so wether you’re into visual arts, live music, or comedy, there’s sure to be something to quench your event-going thirst. Take a look at Eventful Capital’s weekly picks below to to help plan the days ahead.
This Monday night, November 10, Fredericton, NB band Motherhood is coming to Ottawa for a night of live music at Mugshots. For the occasion, Sam Pippa of local band Organ Eyes will debut her solo project ‘Pipahauntas’ and LambRabbit will unleash this city’s deepest, dustiest spiritual jazz collection and astral project us to dreams yet undreamt. Unfortunately, the Waking Night can no longer make the show.
Paris deathcore band Betraying The Martyrs is performing live at Mavericks this Tuesday, November 11. The Sumerian recs signees will be giving a show alongside Minnesota metal group Reflections, Texas metalcore formation Invent Animate, Ottawa industrial project Greylights and Ottawa metalcore band Of Burning Empires. This lineup rocks hard and the event poster alone is amazing.
The Viree Blues Boreale, which is celebrating 10 years with its 20th edition, will be at the Petit Chicago this Wednesday, November 12. For the occasion, the team that’s been sharing its passion for the blues in the National Capital Region, presents a live performance by Rio & The Blues Devils and Ben Racine Band, both of Montreal. If you’re a blues lover, there’s no better place to go this week.
It goes without saying that Ottawa-Gatineau hip-hop heads will want to be at Barrymores this Wednesday night, November 12 to see the legendary Mobb Deep live in concert. Prodigy and Havoc will be in the Nation’s Capital as part of The Infamous 20th Anniversary Canadian Tour and for the occasion, they’ll be getting some support from special guests Peter Jackson, Johnny Bravo, Swisha T and more.
Comedian Nikki Payne will be giving a series of live shows at Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa from this Thursday, November 13 to Sunday, November 16. The popular Canadian comedian and actress from Nova Scotia will be doing stand-up comedy shows, which are sure to have you laughing your head off.
New Brunswick trash folk singer-songwriter Lisa Leblanc will be returning the the Nation’s Capital this Thursday night. Leblanc, who last performed in Ottawa at this year’s Festival Franco-Ontarien, will be at Ritual to present newly released material off of her first English EP “Highways, Heartbreaks and Time Well Waisted” as well as older tunes. She’ll be joined on stage by Gatineau/Ottawa power-folk group The Steamers and Ottawa folk-pop artist Kristine St-Pierre.
Over at Pressed Cafe this Friday, November 14, there will be an all-acoustic night featuring live performances by Ottawa Punk/Folk musician Rich Chris, Toronto Punk/Folk project Revisionist, Ottawa Folk/Rock singer-songwriter Aaron Ray, Ottawa Folk Soul artist Matt Vagrant of Weird With Cats, and Ottawa Soul Blues musician Angela Nethersole.
Montreal’s multi-talented collective † WZRDSGNG † and Ottawa eco-artist Stefan Thompson will once again be featured at Wall Space Gallery and Framing, in benefit of Third Wall Theatre Company. For one night only this Friday, November 14, the gallery will be transformed into an immersive environment and spectacle of multi-disciplinary and multi-media work inspired by urban/graffiti art.The event will feature live art, digital art, installations, and live DJ sets.
Chicago hip-hop/funk/soul/jazz band Sidewalk Chalk is scheduled to perform live at the Mercury Lounge this Friday, November 14 after a failed attempt at crossing the borders back in the Spring which resulted in cancelled Canadian dates. The 8-piece outfit will be sharing the stage with Ottawa hip-hop/rock/funk/jazz collective BlakDenim.
Toronto-based psych-folk musician Jennifer Castle will be performing live at St. Albans this Friday night. The enchanting singer-songwriter will be playing alongside Ottawa alternative pop/rock project The Acorn, who will be presenting all new material for the occasion.
The Dead Bees have just released their second full-length album, and to celebrate, the band is throwing a CD Release Show at Irene’s Pub this Friday, November 14. As part of the show, the indie rock/power-folk trio from Ottawa will be joined on stage by special guests Still Winter Hills and The Orienteers.
The November edition of Hip Hop Karaoke Ottawa is happening this Friday at the Elmdale Tavern with hosts DJ So Nice and Atherton. If you want to perform and impersonate your favourite rapper by doing that track you spent hours memorizing in front of the mirror, or if you just want to support a friend and be a member of the audience, click below for everything you need to know.
Over on the Hull side this Saturday night, the Petit Chicago is hosting its first ever hip-hop showcase. Featuring headliners The Posterz from Montreal, the show will also include live sets by local hip-hop heavy-weights Le Grimaud, Dee Ghabrial, Righteous, and more.
Alex Silas & The Subterraneans invite you to join them for the launch party of Roots, the group’s first full-length album. As part of the release show, the local alternative hip-hop trio will be performing live alongside special guests Missing LinX, The Adding Machine, The Stringers, Eddie Quotez, and more.
Alabama southern metal band Maylene and The Sons Of Disaster will be making a stop in Ottawa as part of the Megadeaf Tour this Sunday at Mavericks. Southern rock group He Is Legend will join them for the show and they’ll also be sharing the stage with Ottawa pop-punk/rock band Rydell, Ottawa melodic metal group Mayfield and Ottawa experimental rockers We Were The Fires Of Rome.
Montreal indie electro artist Mozart’s Sister will be live at Cafe Dekcuf this Sunday, November 16. The musician will be sharing the stage with Montreal electro-pop artist Antoine93 and Ottawa experimental electro project Cosmo Doris.